ThatDonGuy
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June 30th, 2013 at 9:42:24 AM permalink
I came across a block of four 8/5 JoB progressive (although not much to speak of - the jackpot was only something like $1040) 25c VP machines at the Rio one evening; three of them were taken, and when I got near the empty one, the woman next to it informed me, "My husband is playing this machine." Is "reserving a machine" like this "acceptable" policy? How long can a machine be "saved" like this?

(BTW, I didn't press it, and eventually I found some non-progressive 8/5 25c in another part of the casino.)
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June 30th, 2013 at 9:51:01 AM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

I came across a block of four 8/5 JoB progressive (although not much to speak of - the jackpot was only something like $1040) 25c VP machines at the Rio one evening; three of them were taken, and when I got near the empty one, the woman next to it informed me, "My husband is playing this machine." Is "reserving a machine" like this "acceptable" policy? How long can a machine be "saved" like this?

(BTW, I didn't press it, and eventually I found some non-progressive 8/5 25c in another part of the casino.)



As long as the person who asks cares to allow it I would guess. if you are a polite person you may just move on, if you want to press it you can just say, "I don't see any credits loaded" and sit down. In the middle you could ask how long he was going to be.
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June 30th, 2013 at 10:25:26 AM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Is "reserving a machine" like this "acceptable" policy? How long can a machine be "saved" like this?



I'm not sure how it works for slots but in some table games, like blackjack for example, there is a certain etiquette that when not followed really pisses some folks off. You can do pretty much whatever you want, but in some instances you'd be running afoul of the social code.
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June 30th, 2013 at 10:45:32 AM permalink
I just wanted to say that something I've been seeing lately, when you don't have someone there to say something, is to take your chair and tilt it so that its front edge is leaning against the machine... kind of with the back support hunched over said machine. I've seen this at both MLive & Atlantic City.
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June 30th, 2013 at 11:07:16 AM permalink
Just put a twenty in the machine to save it . Problem solved.
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June 30th, 2013 at 11:17:57 AM permalink
Quote: ahiromu

I just wanted to say that something I've been seeing lately, when you don't have someone there to say something, is to take your chair and tilt it so that its front edge is leaning against the machine... kind of with the back support hunched over said machine. I've seen this at both MLive & Atlantic City.



That's a common practice, but it doesn't help the OP.

When he finds the chair tilted should he move on, or untilt it and sit? That's the quandary.
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June 30th, 2013 at 11:26:29 AM permalink
My husband is playing this machine he will be right back in a moment ... can mean I don't like anyone sitting next to me or it can mean that her husband is indeed gone for just a few moments. Often you can just say, okay... let me know when he arrives... and start playing the machine. Chances are you will get bored with that machine well before any hubby ever shows up. Chances are that if her husband is really in the casino... he is off somewhere else happily playing away from his wife for awhile.
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June 30th, 2013 at 1:40:30 PM permalink
It's unfortunate, there is really not much you can do. If you complain, they'll most likely just continue the same holding game by placing a token amount of money in it. If you put money in against their wishes, you have to sit there and it can get quite uncomfortable and possibly dangerous. I have been quite aggressive telling them off and have had them give up "their machines" before, but I don't normally want the confrontation and avoid it.
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June 30th, 2013 at 1:58:59 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

As long as the person who asks cares to allow it I would guess. if you are a polite person you may just move on, if you want to press it you can just say, "I don't see any credits loaded" and sit down. In the middle you could ask how long he was going to be.



Yes, I always look to see if there is credits loaded. If not then it is fair game and I have a seat.
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June 30th, 2013 at 3:37:49 PM permalink
I almost always pass on this unless there are absolutely no units left that I want to play. People can't take their machines to the bathroom for instance. If there is any sort of an alternative, I feel like you're a jerk if you would insist on the machine.

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